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Caterpillar 3208 Solutions This sub-forum is hosted by Mike Hohnstein who has been at this kind of thing for 50+ years now, guess I'm addicted. The saga has been all about progressively larger shop space since then. Honestly, never wanted to get into the CAT 3208's that were originally considered to be a throwaway engine but that's all that works in a FC in my world. Same thing with my Ford toter, that came with a NA, too much effort to hang in a 6, so been at it with the CAT V-8 for 20 years now. In reality you can get excellent life out of a CAT 3208 if it's built correctly. Post your questions about the CAT 3208 engines here and Mike will try to help you out.

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I'm in the Super Tech 2 stroke camp, cheap and effective. I use closer to 100:1 as per the recommendation of The Cat Man who fixed my injection pump during my repower
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I use Howe's.
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I'm in the Super Tech 2 stroke camp, cheap and effective. I use closer to 100:1 as per the recommendation of The Cat Man who fixed my injection pump during my repower
Yep. I don't do any measuring. I just add one quart for each 25 gallons of fuel I think I will add to the tank. I put an ounce of BioBor JF to each quart of oil. I add the oil and then pump the fuel.
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I use Howe's.
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I use Howe's or Lucas. I like the lucas best because it's a bit thicker and there is more qty for the money. I dump in a whole jug at every fuel up. Good to lube the old injection pump.

I would never use 2-cycle oil or anything else. I like that article that Kiki posted and there is another one floating around too that spells out the science.... if you believe science.
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I use Howe's or Lucas. I like the lucas best because it's a bit thicker and there is more qty for the money. I dump in a whole jug at every fuel up. Good to lube the old injection pump.

I would never use 2-cycle oil or anything else. I like that article that Kiki posted and there is another one floating around too that spells out the science.... if you believe science.
Which Lucas Product do you use to lubricate the injection pump?
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https://lucasoil.com/products/fuel-t...fuel-treatment

I dump the gallon in, every fuel up. If Howes, I also dump the whole jug in.
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I'm on team Lucas, but I use half gallon at a time.
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I use Howe's or Lucas. I like the lucas best because it's a bit thicker and there is more qty for the money. I dump in a whole jug at every fuel up. Good to lube the old injection pump.

I would never use 2-cycle oil or anything else. I like that article that Kiki posted and there is another one floating around too that spells out the science.... if you believe science.
Interesting, according to the referenced article Lucas is of no benefit to lubricity where 2 stroke oil is of benefit. 2007 or newer is of no consequence to my engine or emission system since it has none.
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It is interesting that the Howes and the Lucas did so poorly in this study.

However, the study used very little of the Howe and Lucas compared to the amount of fuel. (1000 to one and 427 to one) Perhaps that is the reason for the poor results. It appears everyone is like me in that we are using a richer mixture than used in this study to get better results. In my case, about 115 to one.

I think the most important thing is we are trying to keep things lubricated to minimize issues.

I won't use ATF in my fuel as it turns the fuel red in color. Red fuel is AG fuel and is not allowed for highway use. I seriously doubt it is checked very often but a number of years ago in Parker Arizona they were checking all the diesels for red fuel.
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